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Volume 16, Number 8—August 2010

Research

Bat Coronaviruses and Experimental Infection of Bats, the Philippines

Shumpei Watanabe, Joseph S. Masangkay, Noriyo Nagata, Shigeru Morikawa, Tetsuya Mizutani, Shuetsu Fukushi, Phillip Alviola, Tsutomu Omatsu, Naoya Ueda, Koichiro Iha, Satoshi Taniguchi, Hikaru Fujii, Shumpei Tsuda, Maiko Endoh, Kentaro Kato, Yukinobu Tohya, Shigeru Kyuwa, Yasuhiro Yoshikawa, and Hiroomi AkashiComments to Author 
Author affiliations: University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan (S. Watanabe, N. Ueda, K. Iha, S. Taniguchi, H. Fujii, S. Tsuda, M. Endoh, K. Kato, S. Kyuwa, Y. Yoshikawa, H. Akashi); University of the Philippines Los Baños, Laguna, the Philippines (J.S. Masangkay, P. Alviola); National Institute of Infectious Diseases, Tokyo (N. Nagata, S. Morikawa, T. Mizutani, S. Fukushi, T. Omatsu); Nihon University, Kanagawa, Japan (Y. Tohya)

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Table 3

Time course of detection of coronavirus viral genome by PCR in feces from 2 fruit bats, the Philippines*

Test Days after infection
0 1 2 3 4 5
RT-PCR + ND +
Quantitative RT-PCR 5.31 × 104 1.74 ×107 ND 1.5 × 106

*Values are copies per milligram. RT-PCR, reverse transcription–PCR; –, virus RNA not detected; +, virus RNA detected; ND, not done.

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